Executive Director-Center for Academic Excellence (Job Announcement) Howard University #jobs #hbcu #hbcujobs


Job Title:
Executive Director – Center for Academic Excellence
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Howard University
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The Executive Director is responsible for providing oversight and coordination of university wide student centered academic advising and support services to undergraduate students. This includes developing and implementing institutional retention initiatives to ensure student success.



Responsible for providing supervision for one or more functions within a department.  Formally plans, assigns, directs, and coordinates the work of these functions.  Typically responsible for performing some non-supervisory duties in addition to supervisory responsibilities.  May perform staff evaluations and make recommendations regarding pay and/or pay performance..



Internal contacts include the Office of the Provost, Deans, Enrollment Management Directors, faculty advisors, undergraduate professional advisors in the schools and colleges, staff and students.  External contacts include representatives of other institutions, associations, and organizations.



Oversee and supervise the academic advising, new student orientation, and related academic support services in the Center for Academic Excellence

Coordinate the development of an annual retention plan focused on institutional needs and goals.

Identifies and pursues external funding opportunities.

Supervise and ensure an effective advisor and staff training program

Assess academic support, student success, and retention initiatives; manage and analyze retention related data.

Keep current on philosophy, trends, and best practices in academic advising and incorporate knowledge into institutional advising programs.

Supervise, guide and develop academic support programming in the Center for Academic Excellence

Ensure faculty and professional advising runs smoothly and effectively in the schools and colleges.

Collaborate with Enrollment Management and Student Affairs to coordinate academic support and retention efforts.

Maintain accurate data for reports and informed decision-making.  Assists with the analysis of enrollment and persistence patterns of students and utilize other relevant data collection and analysis.

Write and submit periodic reports

Chair, co-chair or otherwise serve on Advising and Retention committees, task forces and councils.

Coordinate targeted student success efforts for various cohorts of at-risk students

Perform other duties as assigned


Required Education and Skills

Master’s degree in related field of human development, education, or counseling. (Doctoral degree strongly preferred)

Five to seven years of demonstrated leadership experience in an advising, academic support, or a related department within student services.

Minimum three years of management experience that includes planning, budging, personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluation of staff.

3-5 years teaching experience; preferably in a college or university

Prior administrative experience in a college or university required.

Strong analytical skills including data gathering, analysis, assessment and evaluation and evidence based planning

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish positive working

 Equal Employment Opportunity
 The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, marital status, religion, or disability. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities, equal employment opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1316.




Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services (Job Announcement) Winston-Salem State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services

Institution: Winston Salem State University
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
  • University Administration – Academic Affairs
Posted: 10/28/2014
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time

JOB DESCRIPTION: Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a dynamic leader for the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Advising Services, University College and Lifelong Learning (UCaLL). The Assistant Dean will report to the Associate Provost and Dean for University College and Lifelong Learning and is responsible for the leadership of the academic advising programs and related services which facilitate students’ successful matriculation and retention. The Assistant Dean provides leadership to a staff who plans and implements the academic advisement programs and services for all pre-majors of the University. The Assistant Dean will also collaboratively work with the UCaLL leadership team and other appropriate faculty and staff. They will ensure that necessary resources are in place to provide and assess effective advising services which will enhance the retention and ultimate graduation of students. In addition, the Assistant Dean will work with the Associate Provost and Dean of University College and Lifelong Learning to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the Division are successfully implemented.

COMPETENCIES: Responsible for the strategic oversight and ongoing development and delivery of the University’s advising system for all undergraduate students;

Responsible for the development, enhancement, and implementation of a comprehensive plan for academic advising, grounded in best practices and research;

Develops, enhances, and implements regularly scheduled and on-going training programs for Academic Success Counselors, faculty advisors and peer mentors;

Works closely with department chairs, faculty advisors and administrators to enhance advising relationships with students;

Provides timely and appropriate academic advising/interventions for at-risk students, especially those who are on academic probation and/or have been suspended/reinstated to the university;

Participates in new student orientations to ensure that all incoming undergraduate students are fully informed about curriculum requirements and expectations;

Identifies and recommends new program initiatives and opportunities to strengthen and expand current advising processes;

Works closely with University constituents to ensure that Lifelong Learning advising programs and services are consistent with and closely integrated with the University’s strategic plan and academic mission;

Provides leadership to ensure that the strategic initiatives of the Division are being successfully implemented;

Works closely with faculty and administration on measures to advance the excellence and impact of University College and Lifelong Learning programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Terminal degree related to Leadership, Advising, or any related field

At least four (4) years demonstrated ability and experience in leading the effective development and delivery of innovative academic advising programs and support services

Experience with learning outcomes assessment, academic advising, learning support activities, program development and general education reform

Experience with advising-related technology, specifically BANNER administrative software application and GradesFirst learning management system, as well as other technology

Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarship and grant-writing

Demonstrated success in developing and implementing advising initiatives at colleges or universities

Demonstrated ability to strategically plan, budget, and team-build

Experience with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software

Strong supervisory, training and presentation skills

Demonstrated leadership and management in a complex organization

Collaborative style and ability to work closely with University partners to enhance academic advising programs

Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills

Mission-driven, focused, and energetic

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds


Director of Academic Support Services (Job Announcement) Howard University #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Director of Academic Support Services–Office of the Dean

Position Information


Coordinate activities with the offices of the Provost, Secretary, Enrollment Management, Admissions Office, Deans, and departments in the College of Medicine.  Input courses in Banner for all students in the College of Medicine. Records grades and input of transcript information using Banner, assists in the preparation of reports for LCME, AAMC, NRMP, and NBME and update students’ information with the AAMC, NBME/USMLE, and NRMP.


Assists is selecting and or making recommendations in the areas of staff selection, compensation, disciplinary action and staff supervision as directed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Supervise correspondence and requests for information regarding students and alumni from internal and external requestors.  Supervise the filing, retrieval, and storage of student records with special attention.


Interacts with Deans of the College of Medicine, Center Directors, Department Chairs and Coordinators, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, and other external informatics departments. Internal contacts include executives, administrators, students, faculty and staff of the College of Medicine, other colleges within Health Sciences.


Tracks the grades of all students across all years of their enrollment in the College of Medicine.

Assists the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in identifying students for promotions, graduation, repeat examinations, repeat clerkship, repeat academic year, dismissal, and the Summer Directed Study Program.

Prepare agenda and record of minutes for and of the Committee on Promotions and Graduation; as well as preparation of student correspondence related thereto, and supervising those who assist in the preparation of same.

Assist with the preparation of the schedules booklet and the Policies and Procedures manual

Assists in preparation for and conducting programs for the Opening Ceremony for the College of Medicine, Honors and Awards, Honors and Oath, and other special programs.

Attends conferences seminars and classes pertaining to student records with approval by the Dean or designee.


The candidate must be able to demonstrate excellence in interpersonal skills.

The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Effective planning and organizational skills.

Effective coordination and prioritization skills.

Professional behavior and exceptional work ethic.

Effective problem solving skills.

The ability to exercise discretion and ensure a high-level of confidentiality.

The ability to use sound and independent judgment.

The ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious work relations with faculty, staff, and students.

Good working knowledge of office and administrative practices and principles.

Skills in operating proficiently standard office equipment.

Ability to establish priorities and deadlines while delivering quality customer service.

Ability to work with a multifaceted staff in delivering automated network services.

Perform other duties as directed by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.


Bachelor’s degree and 10-12 years of relevant experience.  15 years of related work experience may be substituted in lieu of educational qualifications.


Note: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required. The university has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description is not to be construed as a contract for employment.


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